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Rep. Walz Bill to Help Veterans

Winona Daily News reports on Congressman Tim Walz (D-Minnesota), who introduced a bill in the House of Representatives on Tuesday that calls for review of the records of 31,000 veterans who may have been improperly discharged:

Walz hopes the bill will address what may have been thousands of failures to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans and instead diagnosing them with a personality disorder, meaning the veterans would not be eligible for several benefits … And records show the personality disorder diagnosis is used disproportionately on women, including those who report sexual assaults, according to Walz’s statement.

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